More Than $400K Generated Per Day At West Virginia Online Casinos

Written By Corey Sharp on September 11, 2023 - Last Updated on September 13, 2023
WV online casinos earn more than $400K daily in revenue.

West Virginia doesn’t get the hype that Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan do when it comes to online casinos. However, quietly lurking, operators in West Virginia do quite well considering the population.

We are going to break down West Virginia’s revenue total by each hour, day and minute. And since it’s difficult to compare WV online casino revenue to the states listed above because of size, we’re going to see what the Mountain State would be on pace for if it had a comparable population.

Online casinos in West Virginia average earning $446K per day

West Virginia online casinos are not going to have the same figures as other states. However, it’s still interesting to break down revenue averages for month, day and even second. Below are some of the calculations for the current year through July:

  • Total revenue: $94.6 million
  • Average revenue per month: $13.5 million
  • Average revenue per day: $446,226.42
  • Average revenue per hour: $18,593
  • Average revenue per minute: $309.88
  • Average revenue per second: $5.17

All of those figures are up considerably from 2022. For perspective, West Virginia online casinos generated only $58.1 million through the first seven months of last year.

Comparing WV online casino revenue to states with larger populations

The size of West Virginia doesn’t compare to other states with online casinos, such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. Those three states, in that order, lead the US market for online casino revenue.

Here are the populations of those states:

  • Pennsylvania: 13 million
  • New Jersey: 9.3 million
  • Michigan: 10.1 million
  • West Virginia: 1.8 million

Pennsylvania routinely records $160 million or more in monthly revenue. July’s total in the Keystone State was actually the first time since November 2022 it didn’t hit that figure. Each of the three states have already reached $1 billion in revenue through the first seven months on the calendar.

  • Pennsylvania: $1.16 billion
  • New Jersey: $1.09 billion
  • Michigan: $1.09 billion
  • West Virginia: $94.6 million

Shawn Fluharty, Minority Whip in the West Virginia House of Delegates, told PlayWV that online casinos bring in plenty of revenue to fund worthy causes within the state. Funds are distributed to The Promise Scholarship, senior citizens programs and tourist attractions. Fluharty said in July:

“Things are becoming more expensive as time goes on. To continue to operate and keep operating at a high level, having iGaming has been a really nice shot in the arm. iGaming is important because it helps sustain these programs like The Promise Scholarship.”

Even though West Virginia doesn’t compare to some of the other states offering online casinos, the revenue it does bring in creates an impact.

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayWV bringing you coverage of the WV online casino market in the Mountain State. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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